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monocline

[mon-uh-klahyn]
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noun Geology.
  1. a monoclinal structure or fold.
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Origin of monocline

First recorded in 1875–80; back formation from monoclinal
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British Dictionary definitions for monocline

monocline

noun
  1. a local steepening in stratified rocks with an otherwise gentle dip
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Derived Formsmonoclinal, adjective, nounmonoclinally, adverb

Word Origin

C19: from mono- + Greek klīnein to lean
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monocline in Science

monocline

[mŏnə-klīn′]
  1. A set of rock layers that all slope downward from the horizontal in the same direction.
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